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Re: Way OT

Hey Kitty,
Since I'm a male, my house is the last thing to receive any attention, 
just the way I am.  Since my little sister is one of those compulsive 
neurotic types (if you're staying at her house and get up in the middle 
of the night to use the toilet, she'll make the bed) I always worried 
that my house wasn't up to par when she would make one of her infrequent 
visits.  We had a talk one year, and both of us figured out that we 
visited each other to see each other, not our houses.  So-o-o, cut 
yourself some slack; I'm very sure your sister is much more interested 
in seeing/visiting with/ talking to you as opposed to inspecting your 
home.  Sincerely, and I do mean sincerely, Rich in Z-5 where we are on 
the edge of drought.

Kitty wrote:
> I recall years ago during my 2nd marriage, trying to get my husband to 
> do anything.  No way.  He did concede that if I insisted, he would 
> hire a maid to do his half of the household chores.  Of course I 
> couldn't afford the other half,  so in my mind that was equating me 
> with maid service and I didn't like it so I did it all myself.  Now 
> it's all up to me (and there's no way I could afford a maid) which is 
> usually fine because I'm the only person who has to see it - until I 
> get a visit.  Actually I'm glad she's coming, the shower really needed 
> work. The fridge, too.
> I'm not sure my sister really knows this about me.  We're 7 years 
> apart and she's lived elsewhere almost all her life, so we never 
> really had much contact.
> Don't get me wrong.  On the surface, my house is passable except 
> during the April whirlwind of preparing my garden, the MG nursery, and 
> getting my plant sale set up.  It's the nitty gritty stuff, the floor 
> corners, the litterbox area,  and the d**n shower.
> Kitty
> neIN, Zone 5
> ----- Original Message ----- From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Monday, September 01, 2008 9:29 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Way OT
>> Kitty, I'm in total sympathy with you.  I'm a terrible housekeeper, too.
>> It's not that I don't enjoy a clean house - I just usually have so many
>> more interesting things to do, and I am constitutionally opposed to
>> spending time and effort doing something that will just have to be done
>> again in a short time.
>> Your sister must know this about you, and must be prepared for it, so
>> why knock yourself out.
>> When Chet retired some years back he declared that since I was still
>> working a lot, and since I made such a thing about housework, he would
>> take on those chores. No big deal.  Of course he could handle them with
>> his eyes closed.  It was nearly six weeks before he hired a woman to
>> come in every other week to do the heavy cleaning.  In my opinion, 
>> that's
>> the best answer - beats any machine you could buy.
>> Auralie
>> In a message dated 9/1/2008 8:43:38 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
>> kmrsy@comcast.net writes:
>> I confess, I am an awful housekeeper.  My mom taught me how to do it 
>> right
>> but...
>> I scrubbed the bathroom shower yesterday  as my sister is coming for a
>> visit. And today I remember why I don't do it often.  I have a crippling
>> headache from the fumes.  I've tried that Shower Shine stuff you 
>> spray after
>> every shower, but can't handle those fumes either.
>> So, to get away from the chemicals, I went to Lowe's and bought one 
>> of those
>> Scrubbing Bubbles shower cleaning machines.  It's supposed to spray 
>> for 12
>> seconds.  It only sprays for 6.  Guess I'll call customer service 
>> tomorrow.
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>> deal here.
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